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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

A quality education in the law, distinguished by rigour, depth and conceptual sophistication, ensuring your success in the legal profession.

The TC Beirne School of Law offers one undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)), which fulfils the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia and can be taken as a single or dual program.

This prestigious, honours-level program offers a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law, both in Australia and other jurisdictions. It develops outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument – skills which will be valuable in whatever career path you choose.

The LLB(Hons) is a passport to exceptional success in the employment market: as a barrister or solicitor in private practice, as a prosecutor in the war on crime, as a community lawyer helping the less fortunate, as a legal officer in the public service or as in-house counsel for a large corporation.

Program outline


Four years full-time (part-time equivalent available to domestic students)

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.


Semester 1 only

Entry requirements

Prerequisite of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English
OP 1/Rank 99/ATAR 99

Entry options

Commonwealth supported place (domestic)
Full-fee paying place (international)

Program requirements

You must complete courses worth 64 units (#) from the official LLB(Hons) (#64) course list comprising:

  • #42 of compulsory courses from Part A AND
  • #14 of elective courses from Part B AND
  • #8 of non-law electives from almost any undergraduate program in the University.

Visit the School’s compulsory and elective course list pages for current course offerings and profiles.

Recommended study plan

This sample study plan gives you an idea of the courses you will enrol in during your four year program.

Study plan


Programs fees are calculated on a per unit (#) basis. Note that you are permitted to take eight units of non-law elective courses in the LLB(Hons) (#64) which may be charged at a lower rate.

Commonwealth supported place (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported places are partially funded by the Government, which pays money directly to UQ. Students are required to pay a student contribution amount which varies depending on courses undertaken. If you are an Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible for HECS-HELP, and will be entitled to a 10% discount if you choose to pay your student contribution amounts up front, rather than deferring this payment. If you are a New Zealand citizen or the holder of a permanent non-humanitarian visa you are still considered to be a domestic student and can apply for a Commonwealth supported place, but you will not be eligible for HECS-HELP and must pay your student contribution amounts up front.

Click here for international student fee information.

International students

Review entry requirements, fee information, the application process and admission to legal practice abroad information for international students.

Find out more

Double your opportunities

Improve your employment prospects and broaden your skills and knowledge by studying two programs at the same time.

As the world around you changes, new and fascinating career opportunities are created every day, and job roles increasingly combine multiple disciplines. A dual program, also called a double degree, will equip you for this evolving job market.

Students undertaking a dual program are advised to follow the recommended study plan for their program. Dual program study plans can be found via myAdvisor.

Find out more about the dual programs available from the TC Beirne School of Law at UQ's Courses and Programs website.

Courses and programs

Dual programs OP / Rank Full-time duration#
Arts / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Journalism / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Science / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Business Management / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Commerce / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years
Economics / Laws (Honours)* 1 / 99 5.5 years

* OP Guarantee does not apply to these programs
# A part time equivalent is available to domestic students

Benefits of dual programs

Save time

Graduate with two Bachelor programs in as little as five-and-a-half years.

Broaden your skills

Enhance your career prospects with skills that can be applied across multiple professions.

Strike a balance

Why compromise when you can balance your studies and your sanity by pursuing both your career ambitions and your passion. 

Get an edge

As a dual program graduate you will have a competitive advantage with employers.


Applications must be made through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (domestic students) or UQ International (international students).